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Volunteer at FPL

Our volunteers play an important role as partners to help the library provide quality programs and services to our community!

Volunteer opportunities include assisting with outreach activities, special events, the Friends Bookstore, shelving, library tours and much more. Volunteer placements are based on the needs of the library and specific departments. With a variety of tasks, volunteers can set their own hours and select which library functions to support.

Volunteer Application Form


LEARNS Act volunteer opportunities take place on Wednesdays from 5-7pm and Saturdays from 9-11am or 1:30-3:30pm. Opportunities may include dusting and/or polishing bookshelves, cleaning and/or straightening picture books, organizing Adult and/or Youth DVDs.

To accommodate community service-learning requirements, high school students will be given an opportunity to complete the minimum number of community service hours for each grade level: 15 hours for students in 9th grade, and 20 hours for students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. 

Our ability to help you meet your volunteer requirements is based on library availability. Submitting a volunteer application does not guarantee immediate fulfillment.

I am applying for High School Service-Learning requirements →

Why volunteer at FPL?

+ Numerous learning opportunities
+ Great atmosphere to meet new people
+ Central location
+ Flexibility - We are open 7 days, 64 hours a week
+ Support a vital community organization that needs volunteers 

Volunteer-driven programs

+ Books for Borrowing
+ Lending Hands 
+ Letter of the Week
+ Reading Roadshow


Our volunteer opportunities are based on the needs of different library departments. Needs vary throughout the year, so we cannot guarantee your application will correspond to a volunteer placement. We do keep a record of all applications received, and will contact you when we have a volunteer opening that meets the criteria specified in your application. 
Do you like the flexibility of helping with special events? Are you looking for the stability of a weekly assignment? Do you prefer working behind the scenes or front and center? We have options to fit your needs.
Most weekly volunteer opportunities consist of one-hour shifts. Some outreach opportunities and positions involving technical services require a two-hour shift.
 For most weekly assignments, library operations require a set schedule each week. Special projects and events are more flexible.
You must be 13 years of age or older for most volunteer opportunities.
The Fayetteville Public Library does not accept court-ordered community service hours.
Yes! Please contact the Community Engagement office at 479.856.7104 or email